The Ultra-Trail World Tour (UTWT) announced the details of the 2020 Tour, which once more will include the Ultra-Trail Harricana of Canada. The 125-kilometer race will again be part of the competitive family of 28 major events organized in 22 countries and 5 continents such as the Madeira Island Ultra-Trail®, the Western State®100-Mile Endurance Run and the UTMB® Mont Blanc (UTMB®, TDS® and CCC®).
The confirmation of this race in Quebec, the only UTWT race in Canada, underscores UTHC’s position on the world stage and its commitment to its role as a trail-running leader in Canada.
“We are very proud to represent Canada on the Ultra-Trail World Tour,” enthuses Marline Côté, General Manager of the event. “The UTWT is a serious, professional circuit that brings together some of the most representative races from each continent, and helps structure the discipline on a global scale. It is also–and above all–a racing circuit that aims to foster collaboration and create synergies to allow the sport to develop its full potential all over the world,” says the manager.
2021 Ultra-Trail® World Tour Circuit
In 2021, the Ultra-Trail® World Tour will keep bringing together the best athletes by offering a real-time ranking, an annual championship title, prizes and advantageous travel arrangements. The ranking is based on the four best results of each runner over the last 36 months after the cancellation of the 2020 championship due to the pandemic. In 2021, participants will therefore be able to compete again for the title of Ultra-Trail® World Tour Champion.
All races cancelled or postponed in 2021 due to the health context may be replaced by Virtual Races which will still be awarding runners some prizes – such as Running Stones – thus creating a system that favors both athletes and organizers. This new project will operate through the UTWT Virtual Club launched on October 22nd, which already counts 57 nations represented and nearly 1000 runners from all around the world.